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Texas Hold 'Em

Young Adults


Get to know Jesus. Make a sacrifice and commit to a Holy Hour a week. Click here for open hours.
There is also a great need for Prayer Partners for all hours.

For more information and to sign-up, please call David or Fran Grattan at 480-460-4134 or email

Sunday: 1 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM
Thursday: 4 PM, 9 PM
Friday: 5 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM
Saturday: 4 PM, 8 PM

The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor!

$25 buy-in.
Money raised will support the education of our seminarians.

Complimentary snacks & soda! $2 beer & wine! Prizes for the top 3 finishers.

Contact event chair John Gavin at or 602-670-3455 if you have any questions.

Parish Office Hours

Sunday: 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (Closed from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
Saturday: Closed


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Introducing Our New Seminarian, Brian Pavey

from Brian Pavey on July 26, 2015

To my new family at Corpus Christi,

As a few of you may have heard, I am one of the newest official seminarians of the Diocese of Phoenix. Man, I still cannot believe that I get to say that. God is so good! Because I will be reppin' the Diocese of Phoenix at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver starting in August, I wanted to write you all a brief note in order to introduce myself and to shed a little light on my Catholic adventure thus far.

Until college, I was raised in the beautiful town of Crystal Lake, Illinois. From Kindergarten until the end of High School, I attended Catholic school and was routinely in awe of the Catholic Church and its historical collection of superheroes. Whilst growing up, I was blessed with the influence of my faithful family, a ton of good and manly priests, and a Catholic community that was stoked on living and even more stoked on Jesus. Thus, because I had felt the call since about second grade, and because I was brought up in such a solid Catholic environment, I was pretty darn ready to enter the seminary after high school.

However, I realized that Catholicism was all that I had known and that I had thrived in a tiny bubble of spirituality that was comfortable and supportive my entire life. Thus, because I love adventure, I decided that instead of entering the seminary, I would actually go out into the world and test my vocation. I wanted to leave home, go to a larger secular school ("with the publics," I used to say), and grow into a solid man of the Faith who encountered intellectual challenges, unique experiences, and an abundance of different perspectives. I knew that if I still possessed an extreme desire to be a priest once the dust settled at the end of all of those changes, then I would ultimately be a better priest because of it (God-willing) and a dude that had very few doubts about his life's vocation.

Now, fast-forward to the present. I graduated from Arizona State University with two degrees: one in Philosophy with an emphasis in Bioethics and another in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Eastern Religious Themes. I traveled to six continents, routinely stepped way outside of my comfort zone, found brilliance within the philosophical side of our Faith, and had more experiences in four years than I thought that I would have in my lifetime. During it all, I was humbled, grew even deeper in my Faith, fell in love with Phoenix (as did my family), and loved a particular parish that I attended with my grandma who lives in Ahwatukee. Yeah, you guessed it: Corpus Christi. Now, I am extremely blessed to be officially adopted by Father Chad King and your amazing community. I am so excited to meet even more of you, introduce you to my loving and hilarious family, and make you proud as I join my brother seminarians in pursuit of God's plan for our lives. I cannot wait to work towards becoming a priest that stands for the radical love of Jesus. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves, get to work, and carry as many souls to heaven as possible.

Finally, in Denver this year, I will be participating in a "spirituality year." This is an official part of Saint John Vianney's seminary formation where an individual essentially takes a year off from life. No technology, no classes, no extensive traveling, no craziness…just a year of contemplative prayer, reading, routine, Mass, a few lectures, and a ton of strategic human and spiritual challenges along the way. It will be a time of serious growth for me. At the culmination of this next year of my life is a 30-day silent retreat. For those of you that know me…I will need all the prayers I can get for this particular part of the year! However, I have never been more excited, joyful, and at peace with these next steps of my life. Please be assured of my prayers for you all. I will be routinely praying for your happiness, success, and strength. Also, I will pray for the success of Father King's outstanding vision for our community that includes a renewed emphasis on evangelization and a plan of growing even deeper into the arms of Christ and His Church.

I cannot wait to learn more about you too!

God bless, Brian Pavey

Low-Gluten Hosts are available

If you are one of the people who has Celiac disease, or who needs to receive Gluten Free hosts at Mass, we have them available. We also have a special ciborium for them so they will not touch the regular hosts. Before Mass, please tell the Mass Captain in the Sacristy that you need a Gluten Free host to be Consecrated. The priest will have this special ciborium (attached to a regular ciborium). So please make sure you sit in the section the priest distributes Communion to, and please also make yourself known to the priest before Mass so he can be aware of who you are, or simply remind him when you come to receive Holy Communion that you need the Gluten Free host.

*Previously, these hosts were referred to as gluten “free” and while the amount of gluten in them is extremely low (and necessary in order to be validly consecrated) it is important to make this clarification.

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Donations Needed: Shoes for Haiti Orphanage

Nikolaus Helfenbein is working to achieve the Eagle Scout Rank in Troop 278. His project consists of collecting new shoes for the Our Lady of Perpetual Help orphans in Jeremie, Haiti.

Please take a tag after mass which will identify theorphans name, gender, shoe size, shoe type, and shoe color. He will be building collection boxes and placing them at each exit of the Church. Please leave the shoes in the collectionboxes with the tag attached to them.

The collection boxes will be removed Mon, Aug 17.
His goal is to collect 1,500 pairs of shoes for the Orphanage.

Contact with any questions. Thank you for your support and God bless.

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Help Wanted: Altar Guild Volunteers

We are looking for men, women and teens to help clean the church for approximately 1 hour after the 8:15am Mass on Saturday mornings. This is a great way for students to get in their service hours. You do not have to commit to each week as we have several teams that help out on a rotating basis.

Contact or just show up after the 8:15am Mass on Saturday morning. Occasionally, due to functions in the church, we do our cleaning Friday afternoons.

For further information contact Doree Lynch at 480-309-0194.

[ Altar Guild ]

Family Rosary Ministry

Mondays, 6:00pm in the Church
**Will begin again on Mon, Sep 14

[ Family Rosary ]

Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Virtue Formation Program

Ladies, ever wonder what makes you truly beautiful? Join Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Virtue Formation Program to find out! Vera Bella is for any girl in grades 8-12 who desire to grow in a relationship with Christ and friendship with others. Program Director Melanie Pritchard created Vera Bella to help female teens discover authentic femininity, which is built on truth, beauty, goodness, and holiness and is accomplished through making a life-long habit of virtue.

To become a part of this unique and exciting 9 month program, register online before Fri, Aug 7 at!

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Help Wanted: Catechists

As disciples of Christ we should be going out and spreading the Good News! As our faithfilled parishioners, would you prayerfully consider teaching our young children?

Elementary catechesis is offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school year.

Tuesday: 4:30 pm – Grades 1st and 5th
Wednesday: 2:30 pm – Grades 1st, 2nd and 5th
Wednesday: 4:30 pm – Grades Kindergarten, 4th, possibly 5th

In order for all of our sessions to begin on time in September we must have catechists to teach these sessions. Your time and talents are so appreciated in passing on the Faith to the children.

Please consider giving of your time and talent to our Elementary Formation Ministry. Please call the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160.

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Help Wanted: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Catechists

Jul 27, 2015

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children from the ages of 3-12 years of age. We offer Level 1 which for preschoolers – Kindergarten age students ( ages 3-5) . Right now, Atrium is offered on Tuesday and or Wednesday morning.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We have had wonderful catechists who have been doing atrium over many, many years. We are now in need of a newly trained catechist so we may continue to offer this ministry to our younger age children.

Training is scheduled for the week of Jul 27 and the week of Aug 3 at the Franciscan Renewal Center. Scholarship funding is available but we will need to act upon it very soon.

If you want to see the continuation of Atrium in our parish...please prayerfully consider being trained as a catechist. Please call Denise Halloran at 893-1160 for more information or stop by the Catholic Education office.

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Meet our new Youth Minister, Anthony Janus

Aug 2, 2015

Fr. Chad will be introducing our new Youth Minister, Anthony Janus, at all of the Masses on Sun, Aug 2.

Anthony will then be available in the back of the Church after each Mass. Please welcome him into our parish, and feel free to come to him with any input or questions regarding our youth ministry program!

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Young Adults Ministry: Game Night

Aug 7, 2015 (6:00p - 8:00p)

Are you between the ages of 18 & 35 and interested in Catholic fellowship? We are a ministry of young Catholic adults who are passionate about volunteering, participating in spiritual activities, just getting together to hang out and have fun.

Fri, Aug 7: Game Night
Dinner Gathering at Corpus Christi in classrooms 7 and 8

Contact Paul Wold at or 480-862-9154.

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Marriage Enrichment: Second Saturday Summer Speaker Series

Aug 8, 2015 (4:00p)

Corpus Christi is beginning a brand new ministry for marriage enrichment! All married couples are invited to join us on the Second Saturday of August in the Parish Center immediately following the Saturday 4:00pm Vigil Mass.

Dinner will be provided, so please RSVP with the Parish Office if you plan on attending.

Come hear dynamic guest speakers and spend time in fellowship with other couples from our parish!

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A Night with the Rattlers

Aug 8, 2015

A limited number of tickets are available for Sat, Aug 8 in a suite as the Rattlers play the Portland Thunder at The Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Arena).

*Public Invited. First Come - First Served.

This is an informal, causal, fun-themed evening for anyone wanting to enjoy the fun of arena football.

Tickets are $40 each from Bill Drummey at 480-460-2721 or

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New Youth Minister, Anthony Janus, will meet with families

Aug 9, 2015 (6:00p)

All families with students in grades 6th-12th are encouraged to attend a meeting on Sun, Aug 9 after the 5:00pm Mass, in the Parish Center.

Fr. Chad and our new Youth Minister, Anthony Janus, will be present to discuss the future direction and vision for our program. Your input and feedback are of key importance in helping our parish serve the needs of our community. We hope you can attend!

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Atrium Open House

Aug 9, 2015

Atrium is the Montessori Catechesis of the Good Shepherd environment. All interested parents of children between 3-5 years old are invited to attend after the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses in Room 6.

Come and take a tour of our Atrium and see where our youngest parishioners receive religious formation. Sessions will be available on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 4:30pm and Wednesdays at 9:30am.

If you would like any additional information, please call Denise Halloran at 480-893-1160.

[ Catholic Education ]

Discussion: Forming Intentional Disciples

Aug 9, 2015 (11:30a)

Please join Fr. Chad in the Parish Center at 11:30am for a discussion on Chapters 5 & 6 of Forming Intentional Disciples.

Lunch will be provided.

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Knights of Columbus Council Meeting

Aug 13, 2015 (7:00p)

All members of Council 10062 are requested to attend our Council Meeting as we prepare an after-Masses Pre-Tournament Fundraiser in the courtyard the weekend of Aug 22/23.

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Young Adults Ministry: Volunteer at Maggie's Place

Aug 15, 2015 (9:00a - 11:00a)

Are you between the ages of 18 & 35 and interested in Catholic fellowship? We are a ministry of young Catholic adults who are passionate about volunteering, participating in spiritual activities, just getting together to hang out and have fun.

Sat, Aug 15: Volunteering at the Maggie's Place

Contact Paul Wold at or 480-862-9154.

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St. Gerard Circle: Open House

Aug 19, 2015 (6:00p - 8:00p)

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Knights of Columbus Pre-Tournament Fundraiser Planning Meeting

Aug 20, 2015 (7:00p)

All members of Council 10062 are requested to attend our Pre-Tournament Fundraiser Planning Meeting as we prepare an after-Masses fundraiser in the courtyard the weekend of Aug 22/23.

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Texas Hold’ Em Poker

Aug 29, 2015 (6:00p)

The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor!

$25 buy-in.
Money raised will support the education of our seminarians.

Complimentary snacks & soda! $2 beer & wine! Prizes for the top 3 finishers.

Contact event chair John Gavin at or 602-670-3455 if you have any questions.

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Women's Sodality: Open House Meeting

Sep 2, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary at 6:00pm in the Church followed by our Open House meeting.

[ Women's Sodality ]

23rd Annual Joe Hasulak Golf Tournament

Sep 12, 2015

The 23rd Annual Joe Hasulak Golf Tournament is to be played Sat, Sep 12 at the Whirlwind Golf Course at Wild Horse Pass. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project whose mission is to honor and empower wounded members of the US Armed Forces who fought for the freedom we all enjoy.

Our goal is to raise enough money to buy an All Terrain Track Chair to provide a Wounded Warrior the ultimate in mobility and freedom of movement. Each chair costs approximately $16,000.

Sponsors Needed!

We are seeking a “Goodie Bag Sponsor” who will be recognized with a tee box sign & greenside sign on 4 holes, your logo on a visor & Goodie Bag, plus time at the Awards Luncheon to talk about your business.
Cost: $2,500.

A Hole-in-One Sponsor gets a tee box and greenside signs on all Par 3 holes, plus time at the Awards Luncheon to talk about your business.
Cost: $1,000.

A Birdie Sponsor gets tee box or greenside sign on one hole.
Cost: $500.

Sponsor a Wounded Warrior for a round of golf.
Cost: $110.

A Sign Sponsor will be recognized at a tee box or greenside on 1 hole.
Cost: $100.

Sponsors are reminded that this tournament is hosted by K of C Charities 10062 which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your sponsorship may be tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor for clarification. For additional information regarding the golf tournament, please contact Chairman Chuck Fraas at 602-881-6952 or

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Celebrate Marriage event with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Sep 12, 2015 (10:00a)

at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral

Come celebrate marriage at this annual diocesan event consisting of a beautiful Mass and luncheon. This year's speakers at the luncheon are the dynamic Trent and Laura Horn of Catholic Answers, presenting "Marriage: Joyful in the Midst of Challenges."

Mass begins at 10:00am, luncheon follows in the parish hall.

Those celebrating 25th, 40th, and 50th + jubilarian anniversaries receive a special blessing, group photo with Bishop Olmsted, and frame-worthy certificate when pre-registered. $45 per couple for luncheon. Registration required.

For registration information, call Clarissa Quiring at 602-354-2132. Or register online at

Seating for luncheon and speakers limited. Couples of all ages welcome, as well as family members.

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